Casing Santa ……..another story by Jack Stone

by Jack Weatherell It was just another typical Monday morning at Kusic and Kusic Private Investigations in the City of Perpetual Rain. I arrived at the downtown office through wet and cold like slipping into the depths of Mordor. December 24th  9 am …somewhere hot coffee is brewing and the office  has the usual buzz and...

Stopping Occupational Fraud in Your Organization

By Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc Most upper-level management personnel and business owners believe that their organization is safe from fraud. Most are under the impression that their employees, co-workers, and possibly co-owners only have the best intentions for the organization. As much as it would be amazing if that were true, that’s often far...

Craigslist Scams to Watch Out For

by Laura-Lee Walker Craigslist is a vibrant marketplace brimming with deals, but it also has a dark underbelly because it’s a cesspool of scammers wanting your money. Some of the scams grossing the most money include rental and car buyer and seller scams. Rental scams One common rental scam involves con artists duplicating ads for properties and offering...

Terrorist Propaganda and the Sophisticated Use of Social Media

by Laura-Lee Walker “The advance of an army used to be marked by war drums. Now it’s marked by volleys of tweets”. -J.M. Berger Terrorists are increasingly using social media networks, such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, to further their message and goals because of its accessibility, global reach and affordability. CIA director, John Brennon, spoke about how...

Identifying Terrorists’ Vulnerabilities

by Laura-Lee Walker Although terrorist attacks come in all shapes and sizes and are orchestrated by a wide variety of groups and lone attackers, there are commonalities that are helpful to identify to combat terrorism. Specifically, there are six stages of the terrorist attack cycle. The terrorist begins by identifying a target and surveillance on...

Understanding Terrorism as a Precursor To Fighting Terrorism

By Laura-Lee Walker Although there is a lot of research about terrorism, there is a large gap between ideas popularly held about terrorism and what experts know to be true. There are numerous widespread myths about terrorism. It’s crucial for citizens and leaders to have accurate information to effectively combat terrorism. Decisions must be made based...

Location-based Intelligence as a Powerful Tool

by Laura-Lee Walker Location intelligence involves using geographical data to make decisions. Geographic information is being used in a wide variety of sectors including transportation, retail, healthcare, government, and education. Insurance companies can use it to better understand their risk exposure. Distributors can use location intelligence to improve stock levels and save money on shipments. Politicians...

Most Heinous Crimes Committed Over Easter

by Laura-Lee Walker Easter is fast approaching. For many this tradition conjurers up images of Easter egg hunts, the resurrection of Christ, and eating chocolate bunnies. Whether you’re in Sweden where children trade paintings for sweets, or Bermuda where home-made kites flood the sky, it’s cause for celebration; however, not for all. For some, their lives...

Calling All Guest Bloggers: We Want YOU!

Your mission if you choose to accept it is to write for our popular blog. We are looking for engaging articles that are related to the private investigation community, potential clients or high technology (think drones, 3D printers and Artificial Intelligence!). Check out our past blog articles to get familiar with how we write posts and visit Write...

Kusic and Kusic Recommended Book List

This week we are featuring a recommended reading list from authors that have made an impression on our staff at Kusic and Kusic Private Investigators. The books range from educational to fictional and offer good reads for the sleuths or curious onlookers in your life. Introduction to Social Media Investigation: A Hands-on Approach by Jennifer...